Classic Car Catalogue
Vortic - ost. rok
Minx - nowy model
Włączenie Grupy Hillman-Humber do koncernu Rootes.
Deliveries of the new Minx commenced, after a few modifications, in the Spring of 1932. The engine is a 9.8 HP 1185-cc (63 x 95 mm) side-valve Four, developing 25 bhp at 3600 rpm. Gearbox is three-speed, wheelbase 7 ft 8 in. The chassis cost £120 and there are four Saloon and two Tourer body types available from the factory (price range £159 to £198).
(R4 cyl, SV, 1185 cc, 25 bhp)
Drophead Coupé, 2dr, 2 miejsc
Tourer, 2dr, 2+2 miejsc, sports tourer type also
Saloon, 4dr, 4 miejsc, 4-light, 6-light, club saloon types
Hillman Minx with attractive two-seater bodywork by Carbodies of Coventry. It cost £185 and for only just over £2 10s. extra one could have the radiator stone guard (shown) and a spare wheel cover.
Hillman Minx Tourer was driven by Captain T. Yates Benyon from London to Calcutta in 1932 in an attempt to beat the mail boat. He covered 6,803 miles in 33 days.
Sports cars for 1933.
Upswept in front and passing under the back axle at the rear, the new Hillman sports chassis should be ideal for low-built coachwork. The four cylinder side-valve engine, capacity 1,189 c.c. is fitted with a high compression head and a Stromberg downdraft carburettor on a special induction pipe, and gives 35 h.p. A three speed gear box with remote control transmits the power through an open propellor shaft and bevel back axle. The Bendix duo-servo brakes cable operated, have ten inch drums.
The Aero-Minx is produced either as a chassis, costing £145 or as the Aero 2-3-seater Sports Saloon. In the latter great attention has been paid to streamlining and the makers' claim of 70 m.p.h. should easily be realised. The sloping radiator guard and windscreen are balanced by the graceful lines of the roof, which slopes down to blend with the faired rear wings. The sliding roof renders the interior of the car as light and airy as a two-seater. This model costs £245.
Hillman Wizard, introduced in 1931, seen here on the desert sands near Cheops, Egypt, with Pyramid in the background.
Noble's Hillman with a caravan in RMC.